Category Archives: H Public Economics

Should tall people pay more taxes?

Do you think that’s absurd? Keep reading. Tax systems of most developed countries are astonishingly complex. Depending on your country, factors such as your income, consumption, wealth, number of children, charitable contributions, mortgage payments, health insurance expenditures, or whether you donate blood may all influence your tax liability, i.e. the total amount of tax due each… Read More »

Where is it worth it not to work?

Measuring and comparing the generosity of social programs (pensions, unemployment benefits, sickness benefits) across countries is not an easy task. There are several aspects which affect the actual level of generosity: eligibility, duration, waiting period, a level of the payment itself etc. Moreover, to be precise, when comparing different countries, one would need to account… Read More »